Dad’s old will doesn’t belong in a desk drawer. If probate isn’t necessary, file it for free with the county clerk.
It’s hard to know when to start and when to consult a lawyer. Common deadlines are explained here.
Corporate fiduciaries are expensive, but sometimes a wise investment.
Trustees manage your money long-term. Picking one is easier when you know what they do.
Everyone in California needs a living trust. Texas, not so much. Here, disability, not probate, drives the choice.